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Definition 1: the act of validating; finding or testing the truth of something - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for proof in the sense of this definition

(proof is a kind of ...) the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation

"the determination of molecular structures"

(... is a kind of proof ) validating the authenticity of something or someone

(... is a kind of proof ) documentary validation

"his documentation of the results was excellent" "the strongest support for this view is the work of Jones"

(... is a kind of proof ) establishing something (e.g. gold or silver) as the legal tender of a country

(... is a kind of proof ) the act of proving that an instrument purporting to be a will was signed and executed in accord with legal requirements

Definition 2: a trial photographic print from a negative - [noun denoting artifact]

(proof is a kind of ...) a printed picture produced from a photographic negative

Definition 3: any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where proof or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it

Synonyms for proof in the sense of this definition

(proof is a kind of ...) your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief

"the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling"

(... is a kind of proof ) additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct

"fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory"

(... is a kind of proof ) the cognitive process of establishing a valid proof

Definition 4: a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it - [noun denoting communication]

(proof is a kind of ...) a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true

"it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true"

(... is a kind of proof ) proof of a mathematical theorem

(... is a kind of proof ) proof of a logical theorem

(... is a kind of proof ) proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion

(proof belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

(proof belongs to category ...) the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference

Definition 5: (printing) an impression made to check for errors - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for proof in the sense of this definition

(proof is a kind of ...) all the copies of a work printed at one time

"they ran off an initial printing of 2000 copies"

(... is a kind of proof ) a proof taken before the type is broken up to print pages

(... is a kind of proof ) a proof taken from a form before duplicate plates are made

(proof belongs to category ...) reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication

Definition 6: a measure of alcoholic strength expressed as an integer twice the percentage of alcohol present (by volume) - [noun denoting quantity]

(proof is a kind of ...) how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

Definition 7: make resistant (to harm) - [verb of change]

Samples where proof or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • proof the materials against shrinking in the dryer

(proof is a kind of ...) gain strength

"His body strengthened"

(... is a kind of proof ) make safe against bombings

(... is a kind of proof ) make bulletproof

"bulletproof the car"

(... is a kind of proof ) make safe against children

"childproof the apartment"

(... is a kind of proof ) proof against human misuse or error

"foolproof this appliance"

(... is a kind of proof ) make resistant to fire

(... is a kind of proof ) make resistant to bad weather

Definition 8: activate by mixing with water and sometimes sugar or milk - [verb of change]

Samples where proof or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • proof yeast

(proof is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 9: read for errors - [verb of cognition]

Samples where proof or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I should proofread my manuscripts

Synonyms for proof in the sense of this definition

(proof is a kind of ...) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

"He verified that the valves were closed" "See that the curtains are closed" "control the quality of the product"

(proof implies ...) interpret something that is written or printed

"read the advertisement" "Have you read Salman Rushdie?"

Definition 10: knead to reach proper lightness - [verb of contact]

Samples where proof or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • proof dough

(proof is a kind of ...) make uniform

"knead dough" "work the clay until it is soft"

Definition 11: make or take a proof of, such as a photographic negative, an etching, or typeset - [verb of creation]

(proof is a kind of ...) create or manufacture a man-made product

"We produce more cars than we can sell" "The company has been making toys for two centuries"

Definition 12: (used in combination or as a suffix) able to withstand - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where proof or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • temptation-proof
  • childproof locks

(proof is similar to ...) not admitting of passage or capable of being affected

"a material impervious to water" "someone impervious to argument"

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